Nintendo files patent for Donkey Konga drums and keyboard for use with Nintendo Switch

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Rösti, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Rösti

    Rösti Member Original Poster


    On August 28, 2017, Nintendo Co., Ltd. filed in the US via the United States Patent and Trademark Office a patent application for an INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, EXTENDED INPUT SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD. This patent concerns extended input devices for use with Nintendo Switch. Examples are Donkey Konga drums and a keyboard. Inventor is Hitoshi Yamazaki who has seventeen other patents with Nintendo (some together with Shigeru Miyamoto). Below is abstract, selected excerpts and of course drawings.























    Source: Search application number 15/687771 at

    As always, a patent is not proof of a future product or service.
  2. Toni Codrea

    Toni Codrea Member

    Wait, is that keyboard Labo?
  3. JimJamJones

    JimJamJones Member

    Bring back Donkey Konga!
  4. #4
    The return of the bongos would be great. I need me a sequel to the greatest DK game ever made: Jungle Beat.
  5. Frankish

    Frankish Member

    We finally know Retro's new game.
  6. mclem

    mclem Member

    Dammit, for a minute I thought it was talking a Bemani keyboard.
  7. Zalman

    Zalman Member

  8. Gonzalez

    Gonzalez Member

    I hope nobody plays Donky Konga on the train.
  9. Burdmayn

    Burdmayn Member

    Donkey Konga remaster confirmed for today's Direct!
  10. Skies

    Skies Member

    GCN VC confirmed?
  11. #11
    message function on the Switch finally? Maybe something they are adding to the online service.
  12. Kouichi

    Kouichi Member

    Aw yiss. I still have my drums and they work perfectly fine.

    Bring on Jungle Beat 2!
  13. Serenitynow

    Serenitynow Member

    Are they using the bongos to play Diddy Kong Racing?
  14. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    Holy shit Donkey Konga 2 is coming. Kimishima stated over and over about peripherals and attachments coming to Switch.
  15. #15
    Oh fuck.

    Open-world Donkey Konga by Retro.
  16. AtomicShroom

    AtomicShroom Member

    Well finally we know what Retro have been up to for the past 4 years!
  17. Camjo-Z

    Camjo-Z Member

    They all laughed at me for keeping 3 sets of DK Bongos stacked next to my TV for 14 years... WELL WHO'S LAUGHING NOW???
  18. javac

    javac Member

    "GameCube around £79.99" so sad.
  19. theanderson64

    theanderson64 Member

    I just unpacked my Kongas! This is good news!
  20. AtomicShroom

    AtomicShroom Member

    With deep, feature-lenght lore and storytelling.
  21. Cow Mengde

    Cow Mengde Member

    Retro's new project, baby!
  22. K Samedi

    K Samedi Member

    So you can attach the joy cons to the keyboard? That would be cool.
  23. skittzo0413

    skittzo0413 Member

    Hmmm figures 9-10 suggest the keyboard will just basically be a shell for the IR sensor on the joycon to read input from, a lot like the Labo piano. That's really clever.
  24. #24
    Keyboard idea that you can't use at the same time as the right joy con sounds rather silly unless the idea would be to make it out of cardboard.
  25. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud Member

    #25 this Donkey Kong Racing???

  26. mclem

    mclem Member

    DK Barrel Blast

    It would be Konga 4, in fact. Although 3 was JP-only.
  27. Seik

    Seik Member


    The mental picture this gave me, haha!
  28. meppi64

    meppi64 Member

    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2 with DKJB1HD please!
  29. sinonobu

    sinonobu Member

    Man Retro's new game is looking hot.

    Open world, non-linear Donkey Konga!
  30. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire Member

    Expand Konga
  31. touchmykatamari

    touchmykatamari Banned Member

  32. Dark Ninja

    Dark Ninja Member

    Oh fuck Jungle Beat 2 plz!!
  33. Ailyo

    Ailyo Member

    The sequel to Donkey Kong Barrel Blast we've all been waiting for?
  34. #34
    Bring on Jungle Beat 2. I still have my drums.
  35. phanphare

    phanphare Member

    I hope this is Retro's game

    Fucking Donkey Kong Pt. 2: Konga Dongaloo
  36. Batatinha

    Batatinha Member

    I wouldn't mind seeing the return of a Guitar Hero style game - perhaps with a story - and this reminds me of that. I'm playing Night in the Woods and I like having those rhythm sections mixed with a story.
  37. skittzo0413

    skittzo0413 Member

    Can't you already connect an actual keyboard though? This would just be an additional solution if you don't have an extra keyboard lying around or don't want to buy one. Probably either cardboard or very cheap, yeah.
  38. RailWays

    RailWays Member

    Gamecube VC with Konga games?
  39. Eolz

    Eolz Member

    Donkey Jungle Beat GC was so fucking good (unlike the Wii version).
    Same for Donkey Konga obviously.
  40. Meelow

    Meelow Member

    Retro's game is going to be hype!

    Breath of the Banana baby!!!
  41. #41
    Need me some Jungle beat HD
  42. #42
    Time for the long-delayed localization of Donkey Konga 3!

  43. #43

    Plz Nintendo!!!
  44. Chaz

    Chaz Member

    Hmmmm, is this Retro though?
  45. Jawmuncher

    Jawmuncher Crisis Dino - Snake for Smash Moderator

    I'm Ready
  46. HockeyBird

    HockeyBird Member

    Keyboard? Phantasy Star Online Episodes I and II confirmed to Switch!
  47. yuoke

    yuoke Member

    Finally a sequel we all wanted
  48. Zalman

    Zalman Member

    For a lot of people, this is a Shrek meme song. To me it will always be a Donkey Konga song.
  49. Abu

    Abu Member

    Donkey Konga is back baby

  50. azeke

    azeke Member

    Give me the sequel to Koizumi's best game: DK Jungle Beat.

    Uninterrupted comboing throughout entire level, Punch Out bosses and pain the palms...